This Week in the Market – 15 November 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Taking the Stigma out of Men’s Mental Health
– Foodbank Drive-Thru Volunteers Needed
– White Ribbon Day
Market News

Taking the Stigma out of Men’s Mental Health
Be a man of more words
Men are just as likely as anyone to struggle with their mental health but less likely to get the help they need.

Talking about mental health can feel intimidating at first – for you and your friend or partner. But there are some things you can do to help the conversation go smoothly and put your mate at ease.

1. Normalise their experience by sharing yours
2. Get informed about mental health
3. Reach out to your friend for help
4. Encourage your friend to think of mental health just like anything else that needs fixing

For more information or to seek support, click here.

Join the Melbourne Market Movember team!

There are still two weeks left to get involved! Join our team here and start growing a glorious Mo and raising funds for all the dads, brothers, sons and mates in our lives. For those who can’t or don’t want to grow a moustache, there are many ways you can get involved to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Foodbank Drive-Thru Volunteers Needed

The Melbourne Market is proud to support Foodbank Victoria’s next food hamper drive, held here in the Melbourne Market visitor car park on Sunday, 4 December, between 11am – 3pm.

With the rising cost of living and many people struggling to put food on the table, Foodbank will be distributing over 1000 boxes containing non-perishable items and fresh produce sourced directly from the market to those in need.

Anyone from the Market (and family members over 16 years old) can volunteer their time to help pack cars; the MMA will be providing a delicious BBQ lunch to all volunteers. Email the MMA to let us know if you would like to lend a hand.

A similar food hamper drive was run from the market in July earlier this year. Click here to watch Seven News coverage of the initiative.

What’s in Season – Help us showcase the Melbourne Market produce
You may have recently seen our What’s in Season videos on social media. 
Check out Hayden from Barkers providing all the info on Mahachanok mangoes and how they get their long shape.
We love getting your expert advice on all things fruit and veg! If you have produce you would like to showcase in our What’s in Season series please contact us here. Follow us on our socials to see future What’s in Season videos!

Snake Sightings

As we approach warmer weather snake sightings are more likely to occur. We ask all Market users to exercise extreme caution when on-site.

If you see a snake, follow these steps:DON’T
1. DON’T try to touch or catch the snake
2. DON’T try to chase the snake away
3. DON’T try to kill the snake – It is illegal and dangerousDO
1. Immediately call 0408 334 555
(24/7 Security Line)
2. Move people away from the area
3. Watch the snake from a safe distance

A special message from Julie Goodwin

A better choice! is excited to announce Julie Goodwin as the official brand ambassador for the program over the next 12 months. Watch Julie’s message below to greengrocers for their hard work in getting the best produce to her family and Aussie consumers.

A better choice! retail members can expect to hear more about our campaign featuring Julie Goodwin in the coming weeks.

White Ribbon Day

This Friday, 18 November, is White Ribbon Day.
A day to recognise the global social movement working towards eliminating gendered violence and a society where all women, children and men are safe.

On average, 20 people aged 15 and over are hospitalised daily for an injury due to assault by a partner or a family member, with 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men experiencing violence by an intimate partner. 

White Ribbon Australia provides support and resources, including a Domestic and Family Violence Webinar this Thursday, 17 November, at 1pm and fact sheets on Understanding Domestic and Family Violence and Domestic and Family Violence Support at Work.

To speak with someone immediately or to seek support, please get in touch with any of the following counselling services:

1800 737 732Men’s Referral Service
1300 766 491Mensline Australia
1300 789 978Lifeline
13 11 14Kids Help Line
1800 551 800Elder Abuse Help Line
1800 353 374Financial Counselling Australia
1800 007 007Beyond Blue
1300 224 63613 Yarn
13 92 76Suicide Call Back Service
1300 659 467

Industry News
Global Market Overview – Mango

The Australian mango season is in full swing, with the peak of the season nearing. According to the latest Crop Forecast data released by an industry body, last week’s national dispatched volume was 479,000 trays.

This year’s production will be estimated to remain above the volumes in 2021/22.
Click here to read more.

The quality improvement project trying to increase sweet potato consumption in Australia
A new Hort Innovation Sweet Potato Fund investment began in 2021 to improve the quality of sweet potatoes across the industry by engaging key stakeholders across the value chain, including growers, wholesalers and retailers, so quality can be monitored and maintained in the long-term and in turn, increase demand and sales across Australia.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email for the position to be placed on our online job board.
Looking for a new role? Check out the online job board via the button below. View full online job board

Rosengal Wholesale
We are seeking a pick packer and forklift driver for Monday – Friday.
You must have an understanding of how the Melbourne Market operates. A driver’s license and forklift license is essential.
Contact Cristian on 0421 356 083 or visit us at Store 135.

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